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STATEC tells about the country»s smartphone habits

Last time updated
25.08.22
STATEC tells about the country»s smartphone habits

STATEC has analyzed the age of smartphone users as well as their reasons for using their device. The bureau has received this data from the 2021 information and communications technologies survey.

Almost half (49%) of those surveyed use their smartphone from one to three hours a day. 21% of users spend three to five hours in front of a screen, and 10% spend more than five hours.

The majority of residents (90%) use smartphones for Internet access. 62% surf the Web from a laptop, 41% from a desktop computer, 45% from a tablet, and 38% from other devices like a TV or a game console.

Age differences

Older users access the Internet from a desktop or tablet more often. And as people get older, they access the web from a smartphone less often. 97% of young people aged 16 to 24 are more likely to surf the web on smartphones, only 63% use laptops. The proportion of people aged 65-74 using smartphones drops to 73%.

Adult Luxembourgers not only use smartphones less often, but also spend less time with them. Between the ages of 25 and 54, 54% of respondents spend between one and three hours a day with a smartphone. About 22% spend three to five hours, and 8% spend more than five hours. Among 65-74-year-olds, the majority (57%) use a smartphone for less than an hour a day.

A third of the 16-24-year-old demographic spends more than five hours a day on their smartphone. Another 36% use gadgets for three to five hours a day. 28% — from an hour to three. Only 2% use their smartphone for less than an hour a day.

70% of people aged 65-74 use smartphones for correspondence (WhatsApp, Viber, Snapchat). 38% of users go to social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 31% listen to music. 27% watch videos (YouTube, TikTok).

For young people, the distribution is different. 90% of respondents aged 16 to 24 use a smartphone for music. For 89% it’s a texting device, 85% use it for social media, and 84% — to watch videos.

Half of the respondents under 25 received their first smartphone after 12th birthday. 38.6% received it between the ages of 10 and 12. 7.6% from 8 to 9, and 3.8% from 6 to 8.

92% of residents bought the device new. 87% of respondents do not keep a mobile phone for more than five years. 43% even change it within three years from buying. This figure rises to 55% for young people. And for people aged 65-74, it is 22%.

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